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ABC Talk Show Focuses on Autism

The View' Airs 'Autism Every Day' in Hour-Long Telecast Dedicated to Autism
April 23, 2007

Autism Every Day, the powerful new documentary produced by Autism Speaks, was featured in a special hour-long exploration of autism on the popular daytime program “The View,” which aired on the ABC Television Network on Jan. 29, 2007.

Clips from Autism Every Day– which opened to rave reviews and sold-out audiences at its world premiere in January

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View co-host Rosie O'Donnell, left, with special guest co-host Toni Braxton

at the Sundance Film Festival -- were shown throughout the hour.

Also highlighting the program was a special guest co-hosting appearance by Toni Braxton, the Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter who is the mother of a son with autism. In an emotional moment, Braxton tearfully thanked Autism Speaks Co-founder Suzanne Wright for a call to offer help after her son's diagnosis last fall.

In addition, the show, which features co-hosts Rosie O'Donnell, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, included interviews with medical experts, and well-known author Temple Grandin, who has autism. Click here to see clips from the show.

It's not the first time the TV program has focused on autism. A year ago, “The View” hosted Suzanne Wright in a lengthy segment (read more here).